We’re all facing a very tough time. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced us to treat life very differently. We can’t take our health and safety for granted in ways we once did. Mask-wearing, for example, is highly touted as a way to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Consider how much our elderly population is going through, at the moment. They are considered the most susceptible to the virus’ dangerous effects.
In addition to wearing masks, there are many other things we can do to offer our older generation the respect and support it deserves. In this week’s blog, we’ll examine just a few of them.
Naturally, as we age, we become more prone to failing health. But this doesn’t always have to be the case! We all know people who have lived into their 100s and have often cited their healthy life choices as their “secrets”. Such life choices include healthy eating. What foods are most important for older adults to eat? As we’ll explore in this week’s blog, nutrition truly is the key to vitality in older adults.
Aging in place is much preferred by the majority of Canadian senior citizens. This is especially true now that COVID-19 has proven to be a havoc-wreaker on old age homes all across the country. However, for most senior citizens, living at home isn’t all that easy. It’s important for their homes to be safe and equipped with all of the necessities that make their lives comfortable.
No matter the staircase, there is a stair lift that can suit it. Both straight and curved staircases have stair lift models that make ideal fits. Stair lifts can also be used indoors and outdoors, depending on your needs. You can even get a residential wheelchair stair lift to accommodate a wheelchair user.
Calgary may not be known as the hottest place on the map. But during the summertime, we can experience some pretty hot days here. If you live with an elderly loved one, those hot days must be prepared for. The last thing you want is for the senior in your life to experience heat stroke or heat exhaustion.
Happy Canada Day everyone! On behalf of the entire Advantage Home Health Solutions team, we hope you thoroughly enjoy Canada’s 153rd birthday tomorrow! Will you be celebrating with your elderly loved one? Not sure how to enjoy the day in a safe and relaxing way? Read on!
With the summer season officially underway, one could argue that showering will have to increase. After all, warm weather makes us sweaty and sweat makes us stinky, right? Well, for seniors, the idea of showering more often isn’t a welcome one. For many older adults shower time can be a scary experience. Here are three bathroom safety measures that help seniors take carefree showers:
ave you ever felt that you couldn’t focus because you were tired? Welcome to being human. We’ve all been there. Getting proper sleep each night isn’t just good for your physical health. It’s important for your mental and emotional well-being too.
The summer is almost here! On Saturday, June 20th, we will officially usher in what many consider to be the best season of the year. Of course, the COVID-19 crisis isn’t quite behind us yet. So, it’s bound to be a bit of a bizarre summer, to say the least. Nevertheless, it’s time of year to enjoy.
Part of enjoying the summer is staying safe. This is particularly true for our elderly population. In last week’s blog, we outlined a number of important ways for seniors to stay safe during the summertime. In this week’s blog, we’d like to highlight a few safety tips of a different kind. For individuals who use wheelchairs, these tips will come in quite handy. Keeping your wheelchair safe from damage and disrepair is one guaranteed way to enjoy a worry-free summer.
The coronavirus pandemic has all but ruined the forthcoming summer as it has caused the cancelling of so many different beloved summer events. However, the past few months have had most of us cooped up inside. So getting outside to enjoy some sunshine is definitely on the menu. This is true for seniors too. But, it’s absolutely necessary that they do so safely.